Thursday, January 10, 2013
Days of Snow and Surf......
Everywhere I look I see snow. Unbroken dazzling snow, tromped over snow, dirty plowed snow, drifted icy snow....We are expecting some rain today. I am hoping it will do some magic and take more of this stuff AWAY. We have had a small window of "January Thaw" that has worked off the icicles that were hanging and the stuff sticking to trees, and slushed the top layers.
Every night it refreezes. Kurt says to expect more soon. The temps go back to normal this weekend. Highs in the 20's....Lows in the single digits. I believe I will experience a more typical Winter this year in Iowa.
Look at Seashells.... :-) Daydream of days spent here...
I recall reading an article last year that included lists of the top "DISLIKES" of various Interior Decorators. More than one said that unless you live near the shore or have a summer beach house, you shouldn't decorate with shells. And one even commented that maybe you could get away with it in the Summer season with a coastal theme on a porch or sunroom... but to change out the theme when Summer ended.
Homes are put together over time...and they should be decorated with what you LOVE. And nothing keeps and revives memories for a lifetime more than mementos, treasures that take you back to the special moments of a place in time with family.
Times spent at the Coast are beautiful and special. Shells gathered from the sandy beaches, and others bought to remind you of the ocean views are certainly ALLOWED in any home, any time, year round. That's like telling this girl she should only put Christmas ornaments out at Christmas!!! ummmmmm.....that doesn't compute...
These pretties remind us of warmer days to come, give a sunny lift to our mood on a blah Wintery day...
Decorating rules...Designer Faux Pas.... POOH!
This little box also has a special role.
It holds the fortunes from the cookies we get at our favorite little Chinese Restaurant we frequent on Sundays after church. Memories of Cedar Rapids stored in this seashell treasure box.
Some shell items are just there, because....
Some were crafted, like a Time Capsule creation. (trip for Justin's first deployment return)
In the throes of a shivery cold Iowa Winter...I have my Carolina Coastal Summertime memories...brought on by displays of shells. :-) Year-Round!
I have blogged before about shells and Beachy mementos and memories, but felt like doing it again today, to remind myself that Winter isn't forever. COLD days will pass. And Days at the Coast are not Lost...We will have more...one day!
And...just because... :-) ending with a pic of the engaged couple. Jonny and Maria and Amayah stole away from their schedules for a quick day trip to Myrtle Beach, SC in September....FUN!!!!! Happy they got away to create a moment.
Happy Thursday Blogger Friends...I have my Marine two more days. He and his dad plan to enjoy target shooting one more time together.
Blessings!! May those who want snow....GET SOME!! May those who want Sunshine and warm days...be granted their wish.
No Southern Girl SISSINESS... :-) I will be thinking sunshine...seashells...blue skies...ocean breezes... RAH!